A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in this fun and flirty multicultural romance debut.
Agreeing to go to a wedding with a guy she gets stuck with in an elevator is something Alexa Monroe wouldn’t normally do. But there’s something about Drew Nichols that’s too hard to resist.
On the eve of his ex’s wedding festivities, Drew is minus a plus one. Until a power outage strands him with the perfect candidate for a fake girlfriend…
After Alexa and Drew have more fun than they ever thought possible, Drew has to fly back to Los Angeles and his job as a pediatric surgeon, and Alexa heads home to Berkeley, where she’s the mayor’s chief of staff. Too bad they can’t stop thinking about the other…
They’re just two high-powered professionals on a collision course toward the long distance dating disaster of the century–or closing the gap between what they think they need and what they truly want…
What a whirlwind story this was! A chance meeting on an elevator, two unlikely people coming together….I really enjoyed how this book started.
Drew and Alexa hit it off right form the start. Things are light and fun and they just clicked right away. They had an agreement for the weekend and that’s where things were supposed to end, but where is the fun in that?!
Drew doesn’t do the “girlfriend thing”, relationships go well for him and he ends them before they go bad. This kind of upset me, he’s such a great guy, he’s not an a$$hole by any means, he does this to “avoid” someone getting hurt further down the road. From the get go I could see how things would be different for him with Alexa….no matter how many times he said that he needed to end it, that it couldn’t go on much longer, that all good things come to an end (blah blah blah). Sometimes I wanted to slap him because it was so obvious that he really cared for Alexa but he wouldn’t let himself see it.
Alexa wasn’t looking for a man in her life, all she had planned on doing was celebrating a promotion with her sister and drinking champagne. Her encounter with Drew set her on a course that she didn’t see coming at all. Battling struggles in her professional life she was still able to quickly find a way to work Drew into her life. Traveling weekends to see him, opening up her home to him when he would fly down. Through it all her insecurities about her body and his lack of commitment brought her down. Here is this guy who is CRAZY for her (whether he admits it or not) and she kept overthinking every little thing.
Overall there was a lack of communication between the two of them. They got along great, they talked about their careers and touched the surface of their personal lives. I loved their interactions, the ways that they reacted to seeing each other, or they way they warmed when getting a look or a gentle touch from the other one. However, in trying to keep things light, they never got too deep with one another. The important things never came up at the right time and then it turned disastrous when they did.
The Wedding Date was a sweet story, Drew and Alexa are perfect for each other, they just had a lot of figuring out to do to eventually see that.
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Jasmine Guillory is a graduate of Wellesley College and Stanford Law School. She is a Bay Area native who has towering stacks of books in her living room, a cake recipe for every occasion, and upwards of 50 lipsticks.
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